At 5.8%, DC’s unemployment rate remains well above the national average; but in Southeast Washington, a staggering 32% of young adults are either unemployed or not in school. So Jubilee Jobs has a big job to do – and in 36 years, it has helped nearly 26,000 impoverished individuals obtain secure employment. Some have sizable gaps in employment history; some have no history at all. Jubilee Jobs guides applicants through the process of applying, interviewing, securing and retaining a job. Participants are also encouraged to move beyond entry-level employment by pursuing additional training or education. In 2015, executive director Terry Flood was named a Washingtonian of the Year, and with good reason: last year alone, 569 people secured positions thanks to Jubilee Jobs, including more than 300 struggling with homelessness or returning from incarceration. Work for sustenance, dignity, and hope: it's a journey worth pursuing – and supporting.

COVID-19 Update: Jubilee Jobs is currently providing in-person as well as virtual job counseling, preparation, placement, and retention services. Job counselors and volunteers provide orientations, counseling, resumé assistance, mock interviews, and online job application support via phone, email, and Zoom, as well as socially-distanced services at the Northwest and Southeast offices. The in-person, monthly, job retention Job Friends Dinners – an opportunity to share resources and participate in discussions led by special guests – moved to Zoom, with recent topics on COVID-19 health and safety, Black Lives Matter, and mental wellness, all crucial during this pandemic year.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3; DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Awards & Recognition

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Jubilee Jobs is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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